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Hyrum hydroelectric plant to get new signs

October 2nd, 2009 Posted in Opinion

By Heidi Hansen

HYRUM — While agenda items were sparse, Hyrum City Council members discussed future plans for the city’s hydroelectric plant, including explanatory signage to be posted outside the plant, at Thursday’s meeting.

“We’ve got the plans for the power plant here. The sign is going to tell the history of the park, how and why the damn was built and how we fund the park,” Mayor Dean Howard said to the council.

The sign will come as a result of new licensing requirements for the power plant and will help educate visitors about the plant, Howard said, adding that he hopes they will have it done before the freeze comes this year.

The council reviewed several bids for the 300 North sidewalk project. Councilman D. Brent Jensen read the bids, as well as the city engineer’s estimate of $35,000 for the project.

The council discussed Valley Concrete’s low bid of $14,600 and expressed concern, but ultimately voted 6-0 to accept the bid because Valley Concrete is from the valley and their work for the city in the past has been timely and of good quality.

The council also unanimously voted for the appointment of a new youth council advisor and to approve changes to the youth council charter.

Councilman Tom Labau reported only one case of West Nile in Hyrum for the season, an infected horse.

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